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World-famous Voodoo Doughnut to open Austin shop this year

World-famous Voodoo Doughnut to open Austin shop this year

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Portland-based Voodoo Doughnuts is opening a new location in Austin. Voodoo Doughnuts/Facebook
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Voodoo is known for its interesting concoctions. Photo via Yelp
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The most iconic is the Voodoo Doll, filled with raspberry jelly. Voodoo Doughnuts/Facebook
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It appears Gourdough's has some serious doughnut competition coming its way. According to Community Impact, Portland's own Voodoo Doughnut will be opening a new location on Sixth Street this year. The beloved doughnut shop will take over the old Bourbon Girl location at 212 E. Sixth St. some time in 2015. An exact opening date has not yet been announced.

The Sixth Street shop is the latest in Voodoo Doughnut's overall push for expansion. The Austin location is the company's first spot in Texas, its sixth overall. Voodoo currently has three locations in Portland; one in Eugene, Oregon; and one in Denver, Colorado. The doughnut mecca also recently announced plans to expand to Japan and Taiwan.

Voodoo Doughnut is famous worldwide for its variety of interesting eats like the Iconic Voodoo Doll with raspberry jelly filling, the Diablos Rex with a vanilla frost pentagram, and the Bacon Maple Bar. Some of its more risqué offerings include the Maple Blazer Blunt and the Cock-N-Balls doughnuts, both of which are shaped to resemble their names.

Texans should take note of Voodoo Doughnut's "Tex-Ass Challenge," in which patrons can earn their money back if they can eat a giant doughnut (equal to six normal ones) in less than 80 seconds.

In addition to baked goods, Voodoo Doughnut has a partnership with Rogue Ales creating four doughnut-flavored beers and, most recently, a bacon maple vodka.